This keto chocolate chaffle recipe makes a sweet, chocolatey, crispy waffle to start the day on keto with only 2 grams of net carbs per serving. Bonus, these chocolate keto chocolate waffles are also gluten-free and can be made nut-free.
What’s a chaffle?
Chaffle means cheese-waffle. In fact, a chaffle is a low-carb waffle recipe made of egg and cheese, usually shredded mozzarella cheese.
Some recipes add a touch of keto flour for texture – it can be almond flour, coconut flour, or even sunflower seed flour.
You can also see different addons in chaffle recipes like butter, cream cheese, sweetener to create a range of flavor and texture.
Most keto chaffle recipes are savory and sometimes sweet as they mimic wonderfully churros if flavored with cinnamon and dipped in keto sweeteners.
How to make chocolate chaffles?
A keto chocolate chaffle is a crispy chocolate waffle made of few simple ingredients and minimal carbs. It’s a wonderful breakfast or keto dessert to fix your sweet tooth with no guilt.
All you need to start making this keto chaffle chocolate recipe are:
Shredded cheese – the fun part with this chocolate chaffle : you don’t actually need the cheese! I know, chaffle refer to cheese waffle so you technically use cheese to add crispy texture to the waffle. But, if you want to make a softer chocolate waffle, skip it and make this dairy free! Otherwise, for a crispy chaffle use a non flavored cheese, hard mozzarella cheese, full-fat is the best option for a sweet chaffle recipe. It adds the crispy texture you need without the flavor of the cheese
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Vanilla extract or vanilla monk fruit drops for an extra boost of sweetness.
Almond flour or coconut flour, or sunflower seed flour – you can use many different flours but not in the same amount! Please read the recipe card carefully to adjust the quantity regarding the low carb flour you pick for the recipe.
Preparing the batter
In a mixing bowl, whisk all the liquid ingredients together: egg, vanilla, melted butter. Then, whisk in dry ingredients and stir the cheese at the very end.
Baking in a mini waffle maker
You can bake chaffle in a regular waffle iron or mini waffle maker. A mini waffle maker is perfect to create small waffles and control your carbs per serving.
It means that with this recipe, you can form 3 mini keto waffles with 2 grams of net carbs each. If you don’t feel like eating the entire recipe, you can freeze any leftover and eat only what match your keto macros.
A chaffle is always soft when out of the waffle maker! You must let it cool down on a cooling rack to steam out the moisture and give the cheese time to harden and add the lovely crispiness to the waffle.
How to serve your chocolate chaffle?
These chocolate chaffles are keto, low carb, and to keep your plate that way, you must add keto toppings on top. The most delicious are:
Unsweetened whipped cream
Keto fruits – 3-5 raspberries marry very well with chocolate.
Keto chocolate chips – add them to the hot chaffle to let them melt and create a double chocolate flavor.
Melted chocolate chips
Chopped nuts or seeds – like almonds, peanuts, hemp seeds
Unsweetened coconut – toasted coconut flakes are delicious with chocolate.
How many chaffles can I eat?
I recommend making mini chaffles rather than large chaffles. With this recipe, you will create 3 mini chaffles using a mini chaffle iron maker, and it will help you control your carbs per servings.
One mini chaffle contains 2 grams of net carbs, and the entire recipe with toppings makes a very fulfilling easy keto breakfast. However, depending on your size and macros requirements, you may want to decrease to only 2 chaffles per meal.
How does it taste?
This keto chocolate waffle tastes like any regular chocolate waffle. There is no cheese flavor at all! The grated mozzarella adds a crispy texture to the waffle without adding carbs.
How to bake keto chaffles?
A keto chaffle should be baked for 3 to 4 minutes max in a preheated waffle iron. If you overbake a keto chaffle, they get very dry, crunchy, and hard.
Can I make a keto vegan chaffle?
No, you can’t! Vegan egg replacements wouldn’t hold the low-carb batter in this recipe. Plus, vegan cheese is very high in carbs, flavorsome, and won’t deliver great result in chaffle
If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, you will love the following!
Coconut flour crepes are easy low-carb desserts crepes perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth with no guilt. They are delicious stuffed with yogurt, fruits, or nut butter. It is a 100% Dairy-free, paleo, and gluten-free crepe recipe that all the family loves.
1/4cupShredded mozzarellaor 1/3 cup for extra-crispiness
Serving suggestion per chaffle
1teaspoonsugar-free chocolate chip
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Preheat a mini waffle iron until hot - about 5 minutes and use a pastry brush to grease the iron with coconut oil.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
Stir in almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and erythritol.
Now that the batter is smooth, you have two options, cook the waffle without cheese for a soft chocolate waffle or stir in shredded mozzarella for a crispy chaffle. I like to add 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella for a medium crispy texture, add 1/3 cup for super crispy chaffle
Pour enough batter to cover the iron's surface, leaving some space on the border to prevent the batter from overflowing when baking. I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter for one mini iron waffle maker, as seen in my pictures.
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes max to avoid dry waffles. Your chaffle won't be crispy at all when you open the iron, but it will be set, not runny, don't stick to the iron.
Use the tip of a knife or fork to release the border and remove it from the waffle iron. Yes, the chaffle is super soft, and that is ok! They crisp up when cooling down!
Place the chaffle on a cooling rack for 5 minutes to crisp. Meanwhile, bake the leftover batter to form 2 extra mini waffles.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar-free chocolate chips on the hot chaffle. They will melt and add an extra boost of chocolate flavor! Or serve with a drizzle of sugar-free maple-flavored syrup, a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream.
You can freeze chaffle in an airtight container and thaw in the fridge the day before. Rewarm in a bread toaster or waffle maker.